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Florida Transportation Secretary Thibault Selected to Join TRB Executive Committee

Kevin Thibault, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, has been selected to become a member of the TRB Executive Committee. Marcia McNutt, in her role as Chair of the National Resource Council Governing Board, approved the nomination. Thibault will be filling one of the two positions reserved for a state DOT CEO from the southeastern United States. Kevin J. Thibault has been Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) since January 2019. For over 16 years, Thibault has se...

TRB's Transportation Explorers Podcast: Jane Lappin and Technology to Make Cars Safer

Jane Lappin, chair of TRB’s Vehicle-Highway Automation Standing Committee, discusses advances in autonomous vehicles. Listen to the podcast here and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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Next Generation Asset Data Collection: Road Pavement Performance , released by Austroads

National Academies Oil in the Sea, IV: Inputs, Fates, and Effects

Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a public session of the Committee on Oil in the Sea IV: Inputs, Fates, and Effects on Friday, May 21, 2021. The open session for this meeting will focus on Perspectives from Coastal Indigenous Communities. The committee will provide an update on the previous report’s ( Oil in the Sea III: Inputs, Fates, and Effects , 2003) inventory of the sources, composition, and quantity of hydrocarbon inputs as well as an assessment of the state o...

Work Zones Need Detailed Research, Planning, and Technology to be Made Safe

After significant pauses in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are expected to return to their on-the-go lifestyles. At the same time, trends in increased home deliveries and initiatives like the American Jobs Plan could result in more active work zones on the roads, at airports, and on rails than in the recent past. This article details some of TRB’s valuable resources (including a full list at the end) that can contribute to simultaneously keeping traffic moving and the workforce safe....

TRB Webinar: Catching Up on Low-speed Automated Vehicles in Public Transit

Interest in driverless vehicles, including low-speed automated vehicles (LSAVs), continues to expand globally and in the United States. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern that will explore the expansion of LSAVs. Presenters will discuss mobility opportunities of LSAVs and explain how the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has affected their deployment. They will also highlight a case study from a campus pilot in Arlington, Texas. The webinar features research fro...

TRB Webinar: Trust But Verify–Validating Contractor Test Data

Many state departments of transportation (DOTs) utilize contractor test data in the acceptance process for construction materials. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will determine how to validate this data  with independent test results in order to comply with federal regulations. Presenters will identify appropriate statistical approaches and provide guidelines for applications of testing procedures. They will also address common concerns such as samp...

TR News 331 January-February 2021: Strengthening Post-Hurricane Supply Chain Resilience

As weather disasters get costlier, more frequent, and affect more people, no single government agency can do everything to help communities prepare, respond, and recover. A whole community effort is required, involving federal, state, and local government agencies; the private sector; and nongovernmental organizations and civic groups, as well as individual households. This is the focus of a feature article titled "Strengthening Post-Hurricane Supply Chain Resilience: Observations from Hurricanes Harvey,...

National Conference on Transportation Asset Management - early bird registration through July 10

Convened by Transportation Research Board, the 13th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management will be held on August 10-12, 2021 online. the conference will cover a broad range of asset management topics to help transportation agencies manage their infrastructure assets to meet society’s needs today and in the future. The interactive three-day online will include presentations and discussions on topics including: Infrastructure, funding, and programmatic resilience Risk management Building ...

2022 TRB Annual Meeting Paper Submission Opens June 1

Paper submissions for the 2022 TRB Annual Meeting will open on June 1. Prepare now by reviewing the Instructions for Authors before you submit your paper. As always, the deadline for submission is August 1. We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 TRB Annual Meeting .

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